"Well, I guess you’re lucky you woke up before I was able to sneak out then, weren’t you?" She was only half joking, of course. “Really lucky, actually. I can’t say I stick around often for many people.”
Austin grinned as he sat down. “I suppose that just shows how special I am.” He put his head in his hands to blink at her doe-eyed for a couple seconds before laughing.
"So I’ve been told," Melody piped with a quiet laugh, sitting up a little the very moment he turned with their food. "Thank you… for doing this, by the way." The brunette rubbed the back of her neck with a sheepish smile. "I hope I’m not keeping you from anything." She sometimes forgot that not everything had all the time in the world like she did.
Austin chuckled and shook his head as he set down the plate on the table. “I’ve got nothing planned, so I guess that makes spending time with you perfect. Gives me something to do.” He made a face to let her know he was teasing.
Beth laughed softly. As she cuddled up with him, she suggested “Well, we could both be lucky. How about that?” Stroking his hair from his face, she smiled. “Cause I’m incredibly lucky.”
"I suppose we can agree to that," he said. Austin brushed kisses up and down her jawline, murmuring as he went. "Lucky. Lucky. Lucky."
Curling up against his warm body, she forgot her earlier need for a moment. What she wanted now was to just enjoy this. “Austin,” she whispered, looking up at him. “I’m lucky to have you.”
He wrapped his arms around her, leaning in to kiss just behind her ear. “Lies,” he mumbled as he nuzzled her with his nose. “You’ll never convince me you’re the one who’s lucky in this relationship.”
She grinned at him, smoothing back his hair. “Well, then, I feel very honored,” she murmured. She kissed him sweetly, moved by his sweet honesty.
Austin moved a hand up to soothe through her hair and kissed her back. “I’m the one who should,” he said. “You’re beautiful, caring… I’m so lucky to have you.”